Federer wins first game back
TENNIS: Wimbledon champion Roger Federer has made a victorious return, recovering from a set down to beat Germany’s Mischa Zverev 3-6 6-4 6-2 at the Stuttgart Open.
The Swiss top seed, who skipped the European claycourt tournaments to concentrate on the grass season, showed signs of rust early against Zverev but soon found his rhythm.
“Three months is a long time – it’s longer than the year-end break ... I’m super happy to be back on tour. It’s been a great start,” Federer said after the win.
Federer, 36, will seek a ninth Wimbledon title next month.
HE’S BACK: Roger Federer.